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by sawdust1
Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Scrap Bin
Replies: 9
Views: 373

Re: Scrap Bin

I consider myself really lucky. I have a welder friend who works mostly in aluminum, he has two huge bins one for steel and one for aluminum. I use lots of his offcuts from the bins and return the even smaller scraps. Any scrap that I generate from purchased sheets I can also put in his bins.
David
by sawdust1
Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: Fire Rescue Stuff
Replies: 12
Views: 609

Re: Fire Rescue Stuff

Were they originally drawn in mm? 153 mm would be a reasonable size.
David
by sawdust1
Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutter Project Picture Gallery
Topic: Cat yin yang
Replies: 8
Views: 660

Re: Cat yin yang

My take on the file. Nose might be too small.
Cat people say they really like it.

thank you to Dave,
David
by sawdust1
Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: need file drawn
Replies: 7
Views: 119

Re: need file drawn

I was too slow. OH well, learned how to do it.
DAvid
by sawdust1
Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: need file drawn
Replies: 7
Views: 119

Re: need file drawn

[attachment=0]ring with 6 holes.dxf[/attachment]Ok, I hope this works! Finally I get to contribute something!

File should be attached.
by sawdust1
Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: need file drawn
Replies: 7
Views: 119

Re: need file drawn

I'm not good yet, I will have a go at it!
david
by sawdust1
Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: Repeating Panel Design
Replies: 6
Views: 412

Re: Repeating Panel Design

Looks like a mediterranean window opening. Very nice.
by sawdust1
Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: Rise and Shine
Replies: 16
Views: 547

Re: rise and shine

I like your barbed wire.
dc
by sawdust1
Sun Jan 29, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: DIY Plasma Table & Accessory Discussion Forum
Topic: Q for the guys with drag knives
Replies: 8
Views: 225

Re: Q for the guys with drag knives

Depending on how much you plan to do you could find an old Cricut Personal cutter. Should be less than $50. Has all the parts you need for a pressure adjustable cutter. You can dial up or down the pressure, the solenoid will become your z axis if you wish. Toss the x and y axis with the casing. The ...
by sawdust1
Sun Jan 29, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: What is your choice of Plasma Cutter?
Replies: 19
Views: 619

Re: What is your choice of Plasma Cutter?

I have a Miller Cutmate 375. Bought it new many years ago, only goes up to 27 amps and for what I do it is excellent. I do wish that Miller had a Jim Colt! My only issue has been the torch handle, couple times I have had to dismantle it and wiggle wires. I also wish that I could swap a machine torch...
by sawdust1
Sun Jan 29, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: warped sheet metal hold down
Replies: 2
Views: 172

Re: warped sheet metal hold down

I have left over aluminum wires that are from a chain link fence. These wires are used to hold the top of the fence onto the top rail. I had lots left over so I used the hook to go under my support bars and I bend the rod over onto the surface of my metal to cut keeping it tight. 1/2 inch sharp back...
by sawdust1
Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutter Project Picture Gallery
Topic: Cat yin yang
Replies: 8
Views: 660

Re: Cat yin yang

Thanks Dave,

Looking at it I initially thought it was one piece, one cat pushed up and the other pushed down. I can see (looking again) in the whiskers of the left cat that there is metal back there.
David
by sawdust1
Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutter Project Picture Gallery
Topic: Cat yin yang
Replies: 8
Views: 660

Re: Cat yin yang

Nice design! If anyone shoots it two color powder I would be interested in how you masked it.
by sawdust1
Sat Jan 21, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: sliding motor mount?
Replies: 0
Views: 89

sliding motor mount?

Has anyone here ever built a sliding motor mount? I mounted my x axis with a spring tensioner, works great. I wish to mount my Y axis with a tensioner as well but cannot use the same mounting method. I would like to build a mounting plate so that the motor has 1/4 inch of travel, this is way to much...
by sawdust1
Sun Jan 15, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: SheetCam
Topic: Height issues
Replies: 4
Views: 145

Re: Height issues

I use Sheetcam and LinuxCNC No floating head or touchoff. I had managed to set my zero at the top of the material and that was causing me grief. I got it changed to the bottom of material/top of spoilboard but it would not stay there until I accidentley unplugged the computer. The computer remembere...
by sawdust1
Sat Jan 14, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Powder Coat
Topic: can you mix powders?
Replies: 1
Views: 100

can you mix powders?

Can you mix powders yourself for a custom colour? I wish to make a salmon colour, thought I would try red and white mixed up. Is this even possible?

David
by sawdust1
Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Where no finger should go.
Replies: 10
Views: 461

Re: Where no finger should go.

Cleaned it, gave me some Flamazine and told me to wash it in saline and put the cream on it twice a day for a week. Surprisingly I did very little damage to it! Looked way worse than it is. I was cutting at 25 amps.
by sawdust1
Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: File Conversion Help Wanted
Topic: Import DXF to Inkscape on Mac problem
Replies: 1
Views: 86

Re: Import DXF to Inkscape on Mac problem

Can you post the file? I do all my drawings on my Mac, i use Qcad. I do have Inkscape though and will give it a shot.
David
by sawdust1
Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Fishing in my water table SUCKS. Thoughts?
Replies: 14
Views: 547

Re: Fishing in my water table SUCKS. Thoughts?

I put stick on oilpan heaters on my vehicles in addition to the block heater. They come in different sizes, shapes and current draw. They stick tight and do not come off. Add a 110 thermostat probe and that might work.
I put on the gauntlets that I use for my acid bath and pick with those.
david
by sawdust1
Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: Corel Draw Graphics Suite
Topic: student version
Replies: 16
Views: 848

Re: student version

This may be completely irrelevant. I found that with the program I use I must "select all" or nothing happens when I try to export. Took me a long while to figure that one out!
by sawdust1
Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Where no finger should go.
Replies: 10
Views: 461

Re: Where no finger should go.

Today, I am a lefty!
by sawdust1
Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Where no finger should go.
Replies: 10
Views: 461

Where no finger should go.

Sticking my fingers where they do not belong. Short version of a long story. I was holding my torch when I triggered it with the other hand. Oddly enough no pain. I knew instantly because of the flash and let it go. Initially the hole was 1/8 inch deep, no blood, it was cauterized. Swelling had alre...
by sawdust1
Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: DIY Plasma Table & Accessory Discussion Forum
Topic: How shallow could a water table be and how far from the metal?
Replies: 8
Views: 305

Re: How shallow could a water table be and how far from the metal?

@AdrianH I had no idea when I started! Mine holds about 240 L. Smoke and dust are remarkably reduced by the water. I still wear a mask if I am doing any amount of cutting, I get a little bit of spray up against one of my side rails but only if I am cutting close. I found that the metal laying on the...
by sawdust1
Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: DIY Plasma Table & Accessory Discussion Forum
Topic: How shallow could a water table be and how far from the metal?
Replies: 8
Views: 305

Re: How shallow could a water table be and how far from the metal?

My table by accident rather than intent is 5 inches deep. I used 2 x 6 aluminum tubing for the sides. Going down 1/2 inch from the edge you get to the top of my sacrificial supports. These supports are rings made from 1.5 inch steel strapping bent into hoops and spotted with my mig. The rings can be...

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